$650,000 Recovery For An Undiagnosed Bowel Perforation In Jury Verdict

July 15, 2014 / Jeff Meyers

A sixty nine year-old woman underwent a right salpingo-oophorectomy and was discharged three days later with an undiagnosed bowel perforation. When the patient was re-admitted to the hospital two days later, radiological studies revealed a perforation and severe contamination of her peritoneum. As a result of the delayed diagnosis, the patient suffered peritonitis, sepsis, multi-system organ failure and ultimately died from her injuries.